Effort to Raise $750,000 for Eagle Tower Rebuild Under Way

The Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park is down and now the effort to raise the funds needed to replace the 80-foot observation deck begins to pick up the pace. The Eagle Tower Fund Committee, working on behalf of the “Friends of Peninsula State Park,” has embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise $750,000 to bring the tower back to the way it was before … Continue reading

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Two Dead After Plane Crash in Northern Door County

Two people are dead after a small aircraft crashed on Sunday night in northern Door County. The Door County Sheriff’s Department says 69-year old Ralph Keller of Sister Bay and Lagrange Park, Illinois and 16-year old Olivia Dahl of Sister Bay died when the aircraft went down in an area of Peninsula State Park near Highland Road. The plane was on its way to the … Continue reading

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Initiative to Expand Door County Workforce Underway

A new initiative intended to foster the expansion of Door County’s workforce was unveiled at a business and education summit this week. The event, sponsored by the Door County Economic Development Corporation, was held at the Hatco Corporation in Sturgeon Bay’s industrial park. Bill Chaudoir, who heads up the local economic development effort, says the summit brought together experts on the state, regional and local … Continue reading

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Vickman Named Executive Director of Help of Door County

Help of Door County has announced that Steve Vickman has accepted the position of Executive Director. Vickman will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations while working cooperatively with area non-profits and governmental units, as well as setting the strategic vision for “Help” in cooperation with its board of directors. He brings a variety of employment and community volunteer experiences to the position. Vickman most recently was … Continue reading

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New Facilities at Sugar Creek Park to Be Showcased Saturday

An open house is planned for Sugar Creek County Park, in the Town of Gardner, on Saturday. From 1-4PM, visitors can inspect the new facilities at 2349 County N including new rest rooms, a foot bridge spanning Sugar Creek, and an 18-hole disc golf course nestled among the trees and hills east of the stream. There will also be disc golf demonstrations, an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Investigation into Cut Brake Line on Sevastopol Football Bus

Investigators from the Door County Sheriff’s Department will be studying a videotape of the parking area at Gibraltar School in Fish Creek in an effort to determine how a brake line on a school bus carrying the Sevastopol football team may have been cut. The incident, which was discovered on September 2nd, came to light after the bus driver noticed that the brakes didn’t feel … Continue reading

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Door County Brewing Expands Distribution into Illinois

Door County Brewing has announced that it has expanded its distribution area into Illinois. Since September 1st, the Baileys Harbor brewer has been linked to Kloss Distributing of Gurnee, Illinois and Town and Country Distributing of Itasca, Illinois. Door County Brewing first expanded to additional Wisconsin locations in 2013, added Minnesota locations two years later, and now has branched out to Illinois. Door County Brewing … Continue reading

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Harvest Fest and Street Art Auction Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

The 2016 Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, from 9AM to 5PM, in Sturgeon Bay. One of the key components of the annual event is the street art auction at 5:30PM. In the past, the auction has featured decorated sturgeon, sails and lighthouses, but this year the focus will be on unique benches, according to Pam Seiler, Executive Director of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center… … Continue reading

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Tractor Supply Hopes to Have Sturgeon Bay Store Ready in November

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, hopes to have work on its store in Sturgeon Bay completed in November. Simmons Construction has been working on the renovation project since early August. Once open, the store in the former K-Mart building at 1833 Egg Harbor Road will be the company’s 18th location in Wisconsin. The firm hopes to … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Releases More on Fatal Boat Accident

The Door County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the 40-year old Washington Island man who sustained serious injuries in a boating accident late Friday evening on the shore near Door Bluff Road, in the Town of Liberty Grove. Frank Gibson sustained a leg injury and was transported to Saint Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. The owner and operator of the 23-foot Powercrest boat, … Continue reading

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